Elton John has slammed ‘modern pop’ music in an interview with the BBC.

In the interview, he said that current recording artists have ‘four or five writers on (a track). You look at most of the records in the charts — they’re not real songs. They’re bits and pieces and it’s nice to hear someone write a proper song.”

“I like people who write songs. And there’s plenty of people that do, but a lot of them don’t get played on the radio because they’re too sophisticated and we get songs made by a computer all the time and I’m not interested in that,” he stated.

He went on to say that he liked Father John Misty as he ‘ reminds me a little bit of me, the way he writes songs.’’

In the same interview, Elton addressed the rumours that the famous  Los Angeles’ Troubadour would be closing, saying “I’ve heard they might be closing, but I think it’s going to be okay. “We have to preserve venues like this.”